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Life Sciences News
UNLV is a host site for the federally-funded Journey program, which puts Native American and other minority high school students interested in health research into college labs.
Biochemist Ron Gary's enzyme research seeks to defeat cancer and Alzheimer's disease.
Life Sciences In The News
In his recent trip to Nevada, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke spent a few hours in one of our newest national monuments — Gold Butte, where he viewed Native American rock art threatened by vandals, hiking trails that offer countless opportunities for exploration and fragile desert plants and wildlife native to only this region.
If fishing reports existed 250 million years ago they probably would have warned anglers to bring extra sturdy line to northern Nevada. That’s because newly described fossil evidence shows the warm waters of the time were home to a toothy apex predator that chomped its prey like a modern shark.
In a 2016 interview with CNN, Anthony Scaramucci — President Donald Trump's new White House communications director — said that Earth, as well as human history, is just 5,500 years old. But ample evidence exists to prove that the world has been around for much, much longer.
The Colorado River, one of the longest rivers in the United States, is gradually shrinking. This is partly a result of overuse by municipalities and seasonal drought. The other reason is global warming.
Thanks to Hubble Ray Smith for the inspiring article about the Hualapai Ka-Voka Jackson and other UNLV ecology students restoring native plants.
It reminded me of a story from the past, a slice of Arizona Indians' history before the white people came. It was a battle between the Hualapai and the Yavapai. Afterward, a monument of two rock piles went up and maybe still exists there somewhere. This piece of history is in the book, "Oral History of the Yavapai," page 214. Every Arizona Indian tribe should have an easy-to-read complete history book like this one. Thank you.
Life Sciences Experts
Acting Dean, College of Sciences
An expert on desert ecology and climate change.
Assistant Professor, School of Life Sciences
An expert in ecology, fire management, and U.S. National Parks.
Lincy Assistant Professor of Life Sciences
Nora Caberoy is an expert on eye diseases, specifically the factors and pathways associated with damage of the retina.